My homemade camera project include:

20x24 "hobo style" camera

While seeing a show on Gustave LeGray, and similar work from the Milwaukee art museum collection, I saw a mammouth plate Albumen print of Yosemite by Eadweard Muybridge that was absolutely spectactular. I couldn't get it out of my mind. On a photo trip to shoot some pans on the Black River in the Michigan UP, I felt that I really wanted to shoot the waterfalls as round image shots, and thought about the Eadweard Muybridge shot as well. That's when I decided to make a big round image Hobo style camera. The idea was to slap together a camera with as little fuss as possible. Plywood, screws, etc., and fairly cheap. I wanted to mess around with lenses a bit, and had a old deardorff bellows that wasn't too bad, so added that to the project.Well I'm almost done, and here it is. It takes 6" deardorff boards. A few more odd and ends to finish up, and I'll be ready to go. Unpainted film holder is leaning on the tripod. It's rough, but it should work fine for my goals.

More to follow


70mm 2" by 9" point and shoot camera

This camera takes a Schneider 110 5.6 Super Symmar XL, and uses 70mm roll cartridges. It's presently fixed focus, but I might get a helical focusing adapter at some point. Another quick and dirty project, but it works.


4x10 wide angle point and shoot camera

To come

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